Abilene Christian Nets $2M in Donations for Football Stadium

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Abilene Reporter-News (Texas)


Abilene Christian director of athletics Lee De León announced Tuesday the school has received two donations totaling almost $2 million toward its new on-campus football stadium, which opens in September.

Thanks to the two donations, De León said the school has raised more than $41 million for the $50 million project.

One of the gifts is anonymous, while the other is seven figures and will go toward the naming rights of the club level in the stadium's Chuck Sitton Tower.

The donor's name will be announced at a later date.

"I'm continually amazed by the generosity of the ACU faithful," De León said. "These two generous donations demonstrate how much Abilene Christian means to its alumni and friends and how much they believe in the future of the school and ACU athletics."

The 10,000-square-foot club level can host gatherings of up to 350 people and special events such as weddings, receptions, reunions, board meetings, banquets and other functions.

Those interested in hosting an event in the club level can contact Becky Brown in ACU Athletics at 325-674-2287 or [email protected]

Wildcat Stadium opens Sept. 16 when ACU plays Houston Baptist in the Wildcats' Southland Conference opener. It will be the first on-campus football game at ACU in 58 years.

Season tickets for the upcoming season go on sale Monday.

Anyone interested in additional naming rights donations to help fund this project and leave a mark on Wildcat Stadium should contact Dave Kinard, senior associate director of athletics, at 325-674-6483 or [email protected]

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